FDP against EU plans for stricter climate protection in the automotive sector

Exhaust, over dts
Exhaust, over dts
Before the speech on the State of the European Union by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag warns of the tightening of the European climate protection requirements that has already been announced in the commission circles.

"Planned further tightening of CO2 for vehicle construction come at absolutely inopportune time," said the transport policy spokesman for the Liberals in the German Bundestag, Oliver Luksic, of the "editorial network Germany" (Wednesday editions). “While more and more companies are cutting jobs and investments, the EU Commission and the German government are again focusing on more stringent requirements. This car planning economy consisting of fines worth billions, political guidelines and subsidies breaks the neck of a German key industry and exacerbates the crisis, ”said Luksic.

The current path means a commitment to battery-powered e-mobility and the end for diesel and gasoline, criticized the FDP politician. "Instead, we need technology openness, an expansion of emissions trading and achievable goals in order to maintain added value and jobs in vehicle construction for the future in Germany." Von der Leyen will give her first speech on the State of the European Union this Wednesday at 9 am.

It is expected that it will significantly raise the target for reducing greenhouse gases. It will probably announce that the EU’s CO2 emissions by 2030 should not fall by 40 percent below 1990 levels, as before, but by at least 55 percent.